Indian Summer to Offer Training, Powwows
Have you ever experienced the magic of a perfect ceremony? Or watched in awe
at the movements of a dance team? Or had to take a second glance at the
intricacies of an outfit? Whether you simply appreciate these experiences,
strive for them, or helped make them happen, Indian Summer is for you.
A weeklong event in Asheville, North Carolina, Indian Summer 2011 will expand
your understanding of the American Indian culture. Depending on your interests,
you will have the opportunities to focus on improving yourself as a
ceremonialist, learning to dance, making outfits and crafts, and singing, among
many other areas of the American Indian culture. You will have the opportunity
to gain hands on experience with the most knowledgeable members of our
organization and the best craftsmen in the Scouting movement.
If you are a new Arrowman don’t be deterred because it’s a national event.
Talk to your lodge leadership about your interest in attending and start saving
now. And if you are a seasoned veteran of Indian Affairs committees Indian
Summer will be the perfect forum to share ideas, learn something new, and
inspire the same enthusiasm in others.
While Indian Summer 2011 will focus on building your dance or ceremony
skills, there will also be plenty of time to participate in other recreation.
The Activities and Recreation Committee will sponsor a number of programs and
events throughout the conference for all Arrowmen to enjoy. Participants will be
divided into nations, each consisting of tribes and clans. Clans will be grouped
by age while maintaining the diversity of our organization, giving you the
chance to network and gain knowledge from numerous Arrowmen across the country.
You can learn more about Indian Summer at event.oa-bsa.org and talk to your
lodge or chapter leadership. Don’t miss the opportunity to move your feet, catch
your rhythm, or awake your principal!